The Lé Samuel Beckett, an Irish Naval Service patrol vessel, detained the Portuguese boat approximately 200 nautical miles south of Fastnet Rock. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

A Portuguese-registered fishing vessel was detained in Irish waters by the Navy Service on Thursday. The Lé Samuel Beckett, a Naval Service patrol ve(...)

The LÉ Eithne  in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The number of refugees Irish Naval Service vessels rescued in humanitarian operations fell from 7,029 in 2016 to 1,888 last year, after a change in po(...)

Irish naval service personnel with cocaine seized from the Makayabella’. Photograph: PA

A ninth person has been jailed for his part in a plot to smuggle almost €300 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom only to be foiled by the(...)

A migrant is helped to disembark from the Irish navy vessel LÉ Niamh in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

The Irish Naval Service will extend its involvement in humanitarian rescue missions in the Mediterranean, it was announced today. A report presented (...)

113 migrants are rescued by the Irish Naval Services vessel LÉ Eithne on Saturday, June 5th. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Irish Naval Service vessel the LÉ Eithne arrived at Taranto Port in Italy at about 8am on Monday after rescuing 399 migrants in the Mediterranean. It(...)